Cleveland Cavaliers veteran Dahntay Jones was paid just a hair over $9,100 in salary after signing on with the team late in the season. Thus far in the playoffs, Jones has paid out $9,000 in fines, which itself includes a technical in Game 5 of the Finals on Friday night.
While LeBron James has helped Jones pay some of these fines, at least one Cavaliers fan is attempting to get the team’s faithful involved in helping Jones.
Ricky Smith has started a GoFundMe campaign to help Jones’ pocketbook a little bit more. Here’s what Smith, a Cavs fan, had to say on the page.
“So we, as Cleveland Cavalier fans can sit and wait for Jones to get fined and King James to bail him out. OR we can be proactive and let Dahntay know ahead of time what infractions he can and can not do based up the money we come up with. Think of it as putting money on his books, pre-paid fines, paying for ones in game sins.”
As of Saturday afternoon, the campaign had netted just $150 in 25 days. Needless to say, that’s not really going to help Jones out.
A veteran of 13 NBA seasons, the former Duke standout played just one regular season game after being signed. Thus far in the playoffs, Jones has netted just 33 minutes in 10 games.